In 2012 the project “School of Health 2012” has been implemented directly by Watu Kwa Watu Charitable Trust, with Pol Aid (Polish Development Assistance) funds being transferred into Watu Kwa Watu bank accounts by Partners Poland Foundation, with the Project Manager funded directly by Partners Poland. The project has covered 7 schools (3 continuing from the 2011 project and 4 new. For implementation of this project Watu Kwa Watu has employed two persons: Financial Manger/Accountant, and Field Project Officer, both were paid local (Kenya) level salaries from project funds. Watu Kwa Watu has not charged the overhead, or any other costs to the project budget.
During the project “School of Health 2012” following improvements have been made:
Schools continuing from the 2011 project:
- Starkid School and Resque Center in Githogro slum, Nairobi: 2 latrines, one shower, filling-in and leveling of land between school buildings;
- Karura Forest School, serving forest workers’ and Mathare Valley slum families, Nairobi: 6 flashing toilets for boys, two toilets for disabled children – one for boys and one for girls. (Girls’ toilets have been repaired under the 2011 project). Soak pit to supplement septic tank.
- Kasarini Primary School, serving Githogoro slum and rural area nearby, Kiambu near Nairobi: teachers’ toilet.
New schools of the 2012 project:
- MCEDO Primary School in Mathare Valley slum in Nairobi: 6 latrines and 8 hand washing water outlets.
- Rwaka Primary School , rural school near Limuru town (30 km NE from Nairobi): 6 latrines for boys (two blocks of 3 + urinal) and 3 latrines for girls (three of the old girls’ latrines are still usable), teachers’ toilet, gutters for rain harvesting + rain water tank, 8 water outlets for hand washing.
- Kosodo Primary School, rural school near Rongo, Nyanza Province, Western Kenya: 3 sets of four latrines each, gutters, 3 rain water tanks, 12 water outlets for hand washing, water pump.
- Kisui Primary School, rural school in Mbita, Nyanza Province, Western Kenya, one set of 4 latrines, gutters for rain water harvesting, 3 rain water tanks, 12 water outlets for hand washing, new tables and benches for ECD (Early Child Development) section – for 120 children.
As it was in the 2011 project, children in all schools have benefited from deworming treatment. Teachers of all schools have also participated in teachers’ training.